What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Visit

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Visit

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that parents schedule a baby’s first dental visit as soon as that first tiny tooth emerges (usually around 6 months of age), but at least by your child’s first birthday. What can you expect at this initial dental visit? Here’s what it is like at BRSH+FLSS Pediatric Dentistry.

The Waiting Room

The experience begins in the waiting area. Kids feel less anxiety when they feel comfortable, so we try to make the waiting area feel like the living room at home. We want you to be comfy too.

  • The iPad Station – Infants may not be interested or even able use an iPad, but it will be great for keeping your older kids busy if they tag along.
  • Gouldian Finches – Young and old alike love our birds.
  • Books and TV – These are great ways to keep the kids occupied while you fill out the necessary paperwork.
  • Beverage Area – Need a pick-me-up? We have coffee and other beverages available for parents while you wait.

The Dentist’s Chair

Once your child moves into the dentist’s chair, we want to keep those good feelings going, so he or she doesn’t get nervous. To that end we also employ:

  • Movies – We can play child-appropriate movies even during the visit.
  • A Seat for You – Kids are the least nervous when mom or dad is right there, so you’ll have a seat right next to your little one.
  • Friendly and Skilled Staff – From reception to our board-certified dentists, everyone is ready to greet you and your child with a warm smile and a friendly manner. A skilled staff also ensures a great experience every visit.

If this sounds like the environment you want for preserving your child’s dental health, schedule an appointment today by calling 619-741-1500.